Here we are in the house of colds. Actually David is quite a bit better. Davey is on antibiotics for an ear infection, but he still has a cough. I’m starting to cough. So we are taking it easy today.
Davey has been hanging out with me teaching me the games he makes up with those big Legos. I looked it up and remembered they are actually Mega Bloks.
He brings me a stack of them and makes up these most complex games in which the rules are everchanging.
I invariably get the rules wrong. He laughs at me and says things like, “No Mommy, you can’t put a leaf on top of lava!”
(ugh kinda blurry picture, but I wanted to get him in action and there was no time to grab my real camera)
I’m making another “Gap-tastic” Cowl. It’s in that Heavyweight Knit Picks Gloss again. That wool/silk blend is just so darn nice to knit with. I’m getting close to being done with this.
I’m test knitting some Latvian mittens too. Very fun. I just learned how to do this loopy fringe for the cuff of the mitten. I’ve never tried it before. When I can put up an image, I’ll share how I did this. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of guidance on the internet that I could find. The mittens are in beautiful colorwork using 6 colors of yarn. I’ve not done any colorwork in awhile, so that’s fun to get back to as well.
The cowl is the kind of knitting in which I can knit and read at the same time. So I am reading a book by Tess Gerritsen called The Silent Girl. The tv show Rizzoli and Isles is based on these books by Gerritsen. I love a good mystery, and I am enjoying Gerritsen a lot.
And that’s about it for a Saturday in January.
I can’t even imagine knitting and reading at the same time! Makes me dizzy to think about it. That’s just amazing.
I love quiet Saturdays where you just hang out at home. Sorry that you are all a little under the weather.
Love those Gap-tastic cowls, but I hate knitting seed stitch…sigh!